Monday, June 15, 2015

Korea MERS Cluster: 154 Cases, 19 Deaths



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The Korean CDC has updated their MERS outbreak numbers, adding 4 more hospital-acquired infections, and 3 additional deaths.  Currently they show 118 cases under treatment, 102 listed as `stable’, and 16 listed as `unstable’.  So far 17 patients have recovered and have been released from the hospital.


The newest patient list follows:



The three deaths today are listed as:


  • Case #38  ( M , 49 years old , alcoholic cirrhosis / DM )
  • Case #98( M , 58 years old )
  • Case #123  ( M , 65 years of age ) diagnosed party


Of the 19 deaths, 14 are male and 5 are female.  Ages range from the




6.16 days Homers diagnosis and isolation Tracking

- Now confirmed 154 persons present in 118 patients (77%) of treatment , 17 patients (11%) hospital , 19 patients (12%) died

- being treated 118 patients condition is stable, 102 patients (86%), unstable 16 patients (14%)

- compared to the previous day party confirmed four people , hospital chairs 3 people , dead three persons increased

- types of hospital patients infected 71 patients (46%), family / munbyeong 57 patients (37%), hospital workers, including 26 patients (17%)

<1> confirmed party general status

□ Department of Health and Human Services Homers central management task force is 6.16 at 06 o'clock today , Homers ( Middle respiratory disease ) who confirmed the previous day four persons increased 154 persons he said .

○ Among these are patients being treated 118 patients (77%) in the previous day (120 patients ) than two persons reduction was , he discharged 17 patients (11%) in 3 patients was increased , the death toll is 19 people (12%) in 3 patients increased .


Giga Gerard said...

Still no spread of MEers in China?
That sick Korean did come into contact with a lot of people: plane, bus.
Then if Mers doesn't spread so easily:
How so many infection occurred in the Seoul hospitals still needs to be explained.

Giga Gerard said...

Ah, the explanation seems to be a "superspreader", is that scientific?

"Kim said nearly 90 percent of MERS infections here came from three super spreaders, including the 16th patient, noting that the health authorities have been focusing on preventing another super spreader from emerging."

Michael Coston said...

One of the reasons I try not to use press reports (except from a handful of knowledgable writers like Helen Branswell, Maggie Fox, Jason Gale & CIDRAP) is that most outlets will print anything to fill space.

The `Superspreader' theory, while they exist and are possibly a factor here, convienently gloss over important factors like crowded pateint rooms, doctor shopping, and inadequate infection control.

As far as China is concerned, their recent poor record of reporting on H7N9 makes it difficult to draw any conclusions on MERS.